transposition 904
©2023 Sascha Mikloweit & VG Bild-Kunst, Photo: Manuel Pandalis
transposition 904 (22°40'56.1"S 14°32'15.1"E •<-->• 50°43'05.1"N 7°04'57.6"E) Sascha Mikloweit
Mineralogical Museum University Bonn, Germany; Cemetery Poppelsdorf, Bonn
Sculptural Intervention, Performance
Systemic Collection, Mineralogical Museum University Bonn; Tsumeb Minerals; Reactive dye print on silk; Custom box; Script; Glas; Lothar von Trotha grave.
Duration variable
134 x 25 x 81 cm (Module Museum)
147.5 x 279.5 cm (Module Cemetery)
Present as sculptural intervention at the Systematic Collection in Hall 1 of the Mineralogical Museum University Bonn, the work can be activated to become a performance, executed by the visitors themselves.

The performance will lead the visitors to the grave of General Adrian Dietrich Lothar Von Trotha (1848-1920) with is located just a fifteen minutes walk away from the Museum at the Poppelsdof Cemetery. General Lothar Von Trotha who commanded the genocide of the Herero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in German South West Africa (present day Namibia). His grave is therefore historically connected to the Tsumeb mine and the minerals extracted there which are now part of the collection of the Mineralogical Museum University Bonn, Germany and a nameless grave that Mikloweit photographed during his visit at the NAMA & OVERHERERO GENOCIDE MONUMENT in Swakopmund, Namibia.